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Canada responds to the Holocaust, 1944–45 : teacher's guide

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Canada responds to the Holocaust, 1944–45 : teacher's guide
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Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Statement of ResponsibilityLessons & text, Ilona Shulman Spaar ; Research, Ilona Shulman Spaar, Karina Vertlib, Meredith Shaw ; Design, Illene Yu ; Copy editing, Rome Fox.
Creators & ContributorsSpaar, Ilona Shulman (author)
Vertlib, Karina (researcher)
Shaw, Meredith (researcher)
Yu, Illene (contributor)
Fox, Rome (contributor)
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (contributor)
"This specific teaching resource facilitates student engagement with historical context for their visit to the VHEC’s Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944–45 exhibition. The guide complements class visits to the 90-minute interactive exhibit tour and workshop, and is divided in two pre-visit and two post-visit activities...The teacher’s guide includes activities, discussion questions, student study documents, primary documents suchas photographs and letters, a glossary, and recommended resources. The pre-visit activities introduce students to Jewish life in Europe and cultural loss through the Holocaust. The post-visit activities give students the opportunity to learn about Canada’s post-war immigration policiesespecially in
regards to Jewish refugeesand elicit discussion about Canada’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis today." Page 2
  • Introduction
  • Pre-visit:
    • Lesson 1 : Life as it was
      • Student study documents
    • Lesson 2 : The Holocaust and cultural loss
      • Student study documents
  • Post-visit:
    • Lesson 1 : Canada and Jewish refugees
      • Lesson 1 study documents
    • Lesson 2 : Canada and the Syrian refugee crisis
      • Lesson 2 study documents
  • Appendices
  • Glossary
  • Recommended resources
Physical Description 1 online resource (38 pages) : PDF file, illustrations
Carrier Typeonline resource
PublisherVancouver : Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
NotesTeacher's guide related to the exhibition Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944–45. The original exhibition was produced by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, and was researched and written by Richard Menkis and Ronnie Tessler, with the Bergen-Belsen panels by Mark Celinscak.
AudienceGrades 8-12
URLhttp://vhec.org/images/pdfs/VHEC_CanadaResponds2016_TeachersGuide.pdf, Access the freely available full text from the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Funding NoteCanada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45 exhibition and educational programs supported by the Government of Canada, with additional support for teacher’s guide provided by the Azrieli Foundation.
Location in CollectionEducational Materials